Oct 11 2011

Bouncers & Shakers

Bouncer and Shakers by John Godber and Jane Thornton

I’ll be appearing as Nicki in the The Finn-Brit Players‘ upcoming double bill:

Shakers by John Godber & Jane Thornton
Bouncers by John Godber

10, 11, 14 & 16 November @ 7 p.m.
12 & 13 November @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Luckan, Simonkatu 8, Helsinki

Welcome back to the 80s! It’s Friday night and guys and gals all around town are getting dolled up for their big night out. There’ll be drinking, there’ll be dancing, there’ll be tantrums.

Join us on the hilarious journey through a chaotic Friday night as seen through the eyes of the cocktail bar waitresses and the nightclub bouncers.

They promise to make you laugh!

Directed by: Joan Nordlund & Beth Morton.

Cast: Zoë Chandler, Stina Halmetoja, Christian Jull, Pieter Ketelings, Haylie Lehtovaara, Niko Lindell, Daniel McMullen & Anna Rawlings.

Tickets available here.


Feb 28 2011

The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

Staged Reading of The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

25 March 2011
7 p.m. @ The Finnish-British Society, Fredrikinkatu 20 A, Helsinki

After the success of The Open Circuit and Old Times, The Finn-Brit Players’ Harold Pinter Project continues with a staged reading of The Birthday Party.

One of the most famous flops in recent theatrical history at its first London performance in 1958, The Birthday Party is now revered as a classic popular drama with deep political resonance. The characters in the seaside boarding house are all people Harold Pinter had come across.

The repartee is hilarious and vicious in turn, the dialogue mundane, descriptive, reflective, witty, threatening: the play is described as brilliant, baffling and bizarre.

It reflects Pinter’s obsession with power politics and the capacity of the human spirit to resist total submission. As he said of Petey’s line towards the end of the play:

‘Stan, don’t let them tell you what to do’ – “I’ve lived that line all my life”.

The cast includes Stewart Gray, Angie Hämäläinen, Mark Durrant, Zoë Chandler, Jonathan Hutchings and Daniel McMullen. The reading is directed by Joan Nordlund and stage-managed by Beth Morton.

FREE ENTRANCE
Wine and snacks will be served.


Feb 4 2011

Old Times

Kate and Anna

Staged Reading of Old Times by Harold Pinter

18 February 2011
7 p.m. @ The Finnish-British Society, Fredrikinkatu 20 A, Helsinki

After the success of The Open Circuit, The Finn-Brit Players will be presenting a staged reading of Old Times by Harold Pinter, as part of their ongoing Pinter Project.

“A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.”

Harold Pinter

There are those whose lives are deeply rooted in the past; others keep one foot planted firmly in the future. Between the two rages a battle to control the present. Harold Pinter’s Old Times suspends Kate between her stimulating London days with her only friend Anna, and her quiet homelife in the country with her husband Deeley – challenging her to choose between nostalgia and now.

The cast includes Zoë Chandler, Jonathan Hutchings and Angie Hämäläinen, and will be directed by Jakob Holder.

FREE ENTRANCE


Jan 17 2011

The Open Circuit

The Open Circuit by Jakob Holder

Staged Reading of The Open Circuit by Jakob Holder

29 January 2011
7 p.m. @ The Finnish-British Society, Fredrikinkatu 20 A, Helsinki

The Finn-Brit Players will present a staged reading of The Open Circuit – the newest play by Jakob Holder, an award winning US playwright.

The Open Circuit tells the story of a relationship under pressure. As outside influences – a cynical brother’s advice, a curious doctor’s tests, a nosey neighbour’s intrusions, and a psychic’s cryptic warnings – begin to take fierce effect, Karl and Paula are forced to stock up and fortify.

Though he has been coming to Finland for over a decade, this is the first time Jakob’s work will be seen here. The cast includes Zoë Chandler, Mark Durrant, Jonathan Hutchings, Maria Kuuskoski, Daniel McMullan, and Beth Morton, and will be directed by the author.

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